Sites That do not Pass on PR
There seems to be a lot of speculation today about Google hand penalising some sites which are selling PR but are too 'important' to be dropped from the index and so are just being punished by having their PR not pass via external links.
IMO this is a classic poorly thought out conspiracy theory/rumour. What would be the point in penalising sites and not telling anyone, leaving their toolbar PR so they can still make money by selling the links and allowing internal PR to still work? The thread's a fun read though as people defend their POV's.
The reason SitePoint, rather than Spider-food or anyone else, made me post this, is that just when you start getting to the point where you're going to stop reading the thread turns into a great discussion about exactly how and how much PR passes between sites.
So - paranoia and advanced maths in one thread. You may need beer and popcorn for this one.